If you are from the South, and you love you some "sweet" chicken salad, then you might be a little skeptical of this recipe. However, I assure you there is such thing as good "unsweet" chicken salad, you just haven't met it yet...until today! This recipe is from a Southern Living Comfort Food Magazine. Here is what you will need to make it:
1 rotisserie chicken
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. pepper
3/4 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese (or parmesan shavings)
1/2 cup chopped pecans, toasted
1/2 cup chopped celery
1/3 cup chopped green onion
3/4 cup mayonnaise
2 Tbsp. spicy brown mustard
1 garlic clove, pressed (or 1 tsp. minced garlic)
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Chop pecans. Place on a baking sheet and toast in the oven for about 8 to 10 minutes or until fragrant and lightly browned. Set aside.
2. Peel the chicken off the bone and chop into bite-sized pieces. Place in a bowl.
3. Chop the green onions and celery, and place in the bowl with the chicken, pecans, and parmesan.
4. Mix the mayo, mustard, salt, pepper, and garlic in a seperate bowl. Pour over the chicken and other ingredients and mix until evenly covered. Serve right away or refrigerate until ready to serve.